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Apprentice Metal Fabricator STEEL DESIGN NEXUS LTD

An exciting opportunity to start your career with a long established, successful and growing business. You will be working alongside and supporting highly skilled, experienced fabricators.

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Closing date: 05 Oct 2022

Apprenticeship summary

  • Annual wage


    £4.81 per hour, based on 39 hours be week.

    Wages explained

    Apprentices are paid for their normal working hours and training that's part of their apprenticeship (usually one day per week).

    Minimum Wage Rates

  • Working week

    Monday - Friday, specific hours: 8.25 hours daily with 30 mins lunch (Monday - Thursday) and Friday 6 hours with no lunch, Start times to be confirmed.

    Total hours per week: 39

  • Expected duration

    42 Months

  • Possible start date

    10 Oct 2022

  • Date posted

    25 Aug 2022

  • Apprenticeship level

    Level 3 (A level)

  • Reference number


  • Positions

    1 available

What will the apprentice be doing?

As an apprentice fabricator you will:

  • Work with different metals creating fabricated and structural products using engineering drawings
  • Cut, drill, shape and prepare materials using manual and power tools, calculating dimensions and tolerances using knowledge of mathematics
  • Adhere to Health & Safety regulations and policies and work proactively as part of a team
  • Maintain a good attitude to housekeeping, tidying up at the end of each shift

What training will the apprentice take and what qualification will the apprentice get at the end?

Level 3 Metal Fabricator Apprenticeship Standard, which includes:

Level 3 Diploma in Advanced Manufacturing Engineering (Development Knowledge)
Level 3 Extended Diploma in Advanced Manufacturing Engineering (Development Knowledge)
Level 2 Functional Skills in maths and English (if required)
In College one day a week over the full period of the apprenticeship.

The final year will involve completion of a portfolio and preparation for End Point Assessment (EPA). This measures the skills, knowledge and behaviours outlined in the standard and is carried out by ESFA approved organisations independent from the college.

What is the expected career progression after this apprenticeship?

The starting wage will be regularly reviewed and increase in line with performance and progression throughout the apprenticeship. Potential to be taken on as full-time member of staff at the end of the apprenticeship.

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills and personal qualities

Communication skills, Attention to detail, Team working, Initiative, Strong work ethic, Ability to work under pressure, Good time keeping


GCSE or equivalent English and maths (Grade 4/C or above) Essential

Things to consider

Experience in MIG and TIG welding, either through previous college course or work experience would be advantageous.

About the employer

Sheet Metal company near Sowerby Bridge. Steel Design Nexus offers forging, pressing, stamping and roll-forming of metal including powder metallurgy.








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Apprenticeship standard

Metal fabricator

Level 3 (A level)

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